The Limitless Boundaries Of A Storytelling Mindset

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L Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum, born in 1856 in New York State, knew a thing or two about changing worlds — he had numerous different existences under his belt before he started penning his classic story.

1: Leaving The House

The first thing is first; you’ve got to get out of the house. Now, I know some of us are stuck inside in some parts of the world. That doesn’t matter — I’m talking about a metaphorical house.

2: Setting Yourself A Quest

Sometimes your quest becomes evident once you’ve left the house; other times, it makes you leave the house. The two steps are interrelated.

3. Embracing New Characters

Whether or not you subscribe to the Jim Rohn theory that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, there is validity in embracing new characters to experience a new way of looking at the world.

Fallibility and Transformation

Being fallible, capable of making mistakes is a trait that runs through all thinking beings, and if we want to aim for infallibility, we had better not leave the house in the first place.

Return

A return to an old world with a new mindset is the ultimate cycle of a storytelling journey. Joseph Campbell, the supreme wisdom on storytelling, calls the hero’s final work; the act of return.

Takeaways

You can achieve a transformation of consciousness with a simple roadmap.

Storyteller, ex playwright (produced), award winning screenwriter, always writing. Creating story-based content for businesses. London based but heart in Europe

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